Archives for November 2017

Guard Center Now Property of DSLCC

The Clifton Forge Readiness Center is now the property of DSLCC. In a ceremony this week, the hand over was done as the Guard works to consolidate operations on a regional basis. What was done in Clifton Forge will now be absorbed by a facility in Troutville. Funding for construction of the center came through in 1982 as part of the military expansion taking place in the Reagan administration. No word on how the college will use the facility.

Monument To Women Going Up At Capitol Square

State officials plan to break ground on a new women’s monument at Virginia’s Capitol Square next week.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and Gov.-elect Ralph Northam are among the scheduled speakers at Monday’s event.

The monument, called “Voices from the Garden,” will recognize contributions women have made to Virginia. It will feature 12 bronze statues of women important to Virginia’s history and there will also be a “Wall of Honor” naming several hundred other women.

The groundbreaking is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m.

Man Charged For Malicious Wounding, Unauthorized Use Of Vehicle

In Mecklenburg County, a man is charged with malicious wounding and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, in connection with an incident that took place in La Crosse on Saturday. It happened at a residence on the 100 block of E Pine Street. Police responded there and talked to a woman who said her boyfriend had assaulted her and had taken her car without permission. The Sheriff’s Office got a warrant for Antoine Reese and also a protective order. Police say the vehicle was recovered eventually.

10 Die On VA Roads Over Thanksgiving Holiday

With overall traffic fatalities already on the increase, the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday weekend proved to be a deadly one for 10 individuals traveling on Virginia’s highways. During the holiday statistical counting period, which began Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at 12:01 a.m. and continued through midnight Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, traffic crashes claimed the lives of eight drivers, one passenger and a pedestrian. As of Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, there have been 737 reported traffic deaths in Virginia, compared to 664 this date last year.
The Thanksgiving fatal crashes occurred in the City of Richmond and the counties of Appomattox, Augusta, Bedford, Caroline, Fairfax and Spotsylvania. Two of the crashes, including the pedestrian crash, occurred in the City of Richmond, and two other fatal crashes occurred in Fairfax County. Two drivers lost their lives in a two-vehicle, head-on crash in Augusta County.

Grand Illumination In Dinwiddie County

Tuesday night, it’s the annual Grand Illumination at the Historic Dinwiddie Courthouse. The event gets underway at the courthouse at 14101 Boydton Plank Rd. in Dinwiddie. There will be caroling and refreshments and the illumination is the highlight of the evening festivities.

Chesterfield County Shooting Under Investigation

Authorities are investigating a shooting that killed a teenage boy and wounded an off-duty Richmond police officer. Police in Chesterfield County say the incident occurred early Monday outside a shopping center. A police statement says the two met to negotiate the sale of an “electronic gaming system.” Police allege that the teenager pulled out a pistol during the apparent transaction, resulting in an exchange of gunfire. The boy died at the scene. The off-duty officer was treated and released from a hospital. Their identities and other specifics were not immediately released.

Search On For Holiday Tree Arsonist

Police in Hopewell are looking for a man who set the city’s holiday tree on fire.

Authorities in Hopewell say firefighters were called to the Ashford Civic Plaza about 7:30 a.m. Thursday for the fire. The blaze was quickly put out, and only a small part of the tree was damaged.

WWBT reports that police are looking for man who was seen nearby.

Interim City Manager Charles Dane says the “Light Up the Night” holiday event at the plaza will be held as

Notice Of Change In Safety Awareness Meeting Date

All Houses of Worship in the Prince Edward County area, please be
advised that the safety awareness meeting given by the Farmville Police
Department and the Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office dealing with
the safety and welfare of the houses of worship has been changed from
November 28 th to November 27 th at 6 p.m. This meeting will be held in
the Farmville Town Council Chambers.

Senators, Governor Concerned About Tax Overhaul Policy’s Effect On VA

Virginia’s leading Democrats are blasting Republican tax overhaul as particularly punitive for the Old Dominion.

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, and Gov. Terry McAuliffe said on a Tuesday conference call that getting rid of certain deductions and credits targeted in the GOP-pushed tax overhaul in Congress would have an outsized negative impact on the state.

Virginia is a top beneficiary of the Federal Historic Tax Credit, which aims to revitalize historic buildings. And Virginia has one of the highest percentages of tax filers in the country who claim state and local tax deductions.

Virginia Republicans say the overall tax package is a net positive for the state. The House has passed its bill of the tax overhaul and Senate leaders hope to pass their version next week.

Colonial Heights Christmas Parade Announces Grand Marshal

The Colonial Heights Christmas Parade is announcing that Colonial Heights Native and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Driver Gray Gaulding will serve as the Grand Marshal at this year’s 65th Annual Christmas Parade scheduled for Tuesday December 5th at 7:00pm. The nighttime parade draws people from all over the Tri-Cities area. Since 1961, the parade has been organized by the Colonial Heights Jaycees – making the parade a true community event. Beginning in 2014, the City of Colonial Heights assumed management of the Annual Christmas Parade.